"rough service" 100 W incandescents are still available, but I just
stocked up on regular bulbs before the ban. Figure I've got 10 yr or
more before needs must worry. (But, the pump house itself here has gas
heater; I keep the incandescent bulbs primarily for the barn and other
outbuildings for winter when the warmup for the CFLs is just so annoying
or they don't light fully at all (altho the latter is less frequent now
than with the originals)...
Splitter and two 60 watt bulbs.
With two sixties, I'm saving energy and
preserving the planet.
Actually, no, I haven't. They'd been so pricey I'd not just for that
reason but they have come down. They'd be nice in the summer but in
winter the heat doesn't hurt, anyway...
But, it's a worthwhile suggestion...maybe I will try one or two in the
locations that are just general usage so there's no real reason for
I bet a bought a 20 year supply of those 100 watt incandescent bulbs
because I really liked those "Reveal" type.
Then decided to go CFL and full spectrum fluorescent.
Think I will put them on Craig's list and get rid of them
Dollar Tree, near me, had a sign over the 60
watt bulbs, closing out, and no more stock to
First they came for the 100 watt light bulbs. I
didn't speak out because I didn't use 100 watt
Then, they came for the 60 watt light bulbs.
I use 100w bulbs for work and still have plenty
left, but I've also found a replacement I like:
A 72w halogen that has a small halogen bulb
mounted inside a traditional incandescent
bulb, in lieu of a filament. So it's halogen light
but looks and fits like a standard bulb. Nice
light... and plenty warm. :)
| Now that we can't get 100 watt bulbs, what are folks planning to use to
| heat the pump or well house?
I need the heat, not the light, so I use a 120V 500 watt baseboard heater
I added the built-in thermostat and a line cord so I can just plug it into
Even though the heater consumes 500 watts, the thermostat ensures it only
comes on when it is needed. Of course, insulating the pump house helps with
You can still buy 100w A19 lamps in 130v. I bought a box of them at
Home Depot recently. When run at 120v they will be a bit lower power
but they last a very long time.
My line voltage Cruises around 124 so I really need 130v bulbs.
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